Rebel Parenting was founded by Ryan and Laura Dobson in 2016 after seeing the desperate need of so many parents and marriages who were struggling with intense issues. Ryan and Laura have a passion for helping marriages who are struggling with infidelity, addictions, lack of intimacy. They also have a passion to really talk about the things we are all struggling with as parents. They want to speak to the listening audience and validate the reality of our struggles while helping people to learn to stand in unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
A Safe Place for Imperfect Parents
Nobody is more keenly aware of what “failure” feels like than parents. Every day, our hard-fought and heart-felt efforts to shape, mold, nurture and love our kids challenge our wisdom, our intellect, our patience and sometimes even our marriages and our faith.
Rebel Parenting is where it’s ok to be the parent you are while still working to be the parent you want to be.
There are billions of parents in the world, yet we often feel like we’re alone. At Rebel Parenting, you’ll find honest, real advice from parents who are trying—and sometimes failing—just like you are. It’s practical, tangible and born from the real struggles parents face.
Rebel Parenting is biblically-based, but not white-washed. We don’t condone a culture and a church that feigns perfection. We are broken people in need of healing. To pretend otherwise robs of us the support of community and the need for a Savior.
Bring your questions and find answers. Bring your guilt and find grace. Bring your frustrations and find hope.
To find freedom, sometimes you’ve got to start a rebellion. And be part of a movement towards God.
“If I could be doing anything in the world, it would be this.”
With the conviction that comes from knowing his purpose—and loving every minute of it—Ryan Dobson is passionately pursuing his calling in Christ. From writing books, to hosting and co-hosting a nationally syndicated broadcast, to speaking around the world, Ryan uses every opportunity to call people out of the moral relativism of today’s culture and into “the ultimate adventure” of following Christ.
Ryan grew up in the spotlight as the son of America’s foremost family expert, author and radio broadcasting hall of famer Dr. James Dobson. While many would wilt under these circumstances, Ryan trusted the Lord to guide him. He combined his natural talent and passion for public speaking with high-energy live presentations to break through the noise in today’s culture. Ryan continues to travel the globe sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, defending life, and giving much needed encouragement and advice to couples and parents.
Ryan’s first book, Be Intolerant was described by Publishers Weekly as having “a colloquial style with all the subtlety of a two-by-four to the side of the head.” That style earned him an international best seller and a reputation for speaking the truth. Ryan has followed that up with five more books, as well as associate producing an eight-part film series on marriage and parenting staring Dr. James Dobson and Ryan titled “Building A Family Legacy” to be released in 2014.
In 2006, Ryan launched his own broadcast with the purpose of “building passion and identity in Christ followers.” Ryan’s live broadcast developed a global audience reaching more than 250,000 listeners in all 50 states as well as 113 countries each month, challenging listeners in how they see, hear, and think about life and their interaction with culture. Following, Ryan joined forces with his dad in 2010 as co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk” and served as VP of Broadcast.
Today Ryan and his wife Laura co-run their new ministry, REBEL Parenting, hosting a weekly online & terrestrial broadcast on the unique issues facing families and couples today.
Ryan is an in-demand speaker, leads short-term mission trips, and men’s retreats.
Ryan has a BA from Biola University and is pursuing a Master’s degree. He lives in Colorado with his wife Laura and two children, along with two dogs and four chickens.